Read: Amos is acutely conscious of his call from God and asserts the same. In fact, everyone has received a call from God to share in His holiness. In the Lord’s Prayer, we are invited to pray for God’s Name remaining holy here on earth as in heaven.
Reflect: Today’s passage from the letter to the Ephesians beautifully captures God’s dream for us and the entire world. It is God’s dream that we share in his holiness, receive forgiveness of our sins and every spiritual blessing, become his sons and daughters, and be bathed in His grace. Even before we ask, He knows our heart’s desires. We are all called to be prophets to announce this dream to the world. And, our prayer must primarily be a praise of God and His dream of the Kingdom, and a simple statement of our needs more for us to be aware of our indebtedness to God than for God to be reminded.
Pray: Ask God for the gift of awareness of our call to share God’s holiness on earth.
Act: Recite the Lord’s Prayer meditatively.
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